Clinics & Services
- Blood tests
- Heart Disease
- Health Checks
- Cervical Smears
- Child Health
- Community Nursing Services
- Palliative Care
You can arrange an appointment to see our nurse for a blood test. For all patients with chronic disease these are essential and by carrying them out in the surgery we hope this will make life easier than attending the hospital phlebotomy for them. If of course you are unable to come along to these clinics the Nurse will always provide you with a form to attend the hospital for one.
The practice provides a nurse led Diabetic service primarily for patients with Type 2 diabetes. We provide support for those patients with Type 1 diabetes who are primarily managed by the hospital. There are also regular joint diabetic reviews with the community Diabetic specialist nurse, a Doctor from the St. Thomas Diabetic’s department, and the practice Nurse.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the result of damage to the lungs caused by smoking. We also provide clinics to assess the damage and initiate appropriate treatment and support to patients who suffer with COPD. We have access to pulmonary rehabilitation courses which take patients through a 6 week programme to maintain good lung function which is important with this condition. We also run a virtual clinic which means we can request more specialised advice and management for our patients if necessary by working with the respiratory team at St.Thomas Hospital.
This service is for our patients who have Coronary Heart Disease. Again we use a good link service with St. Thomasas Hospital Cardiac team in the form of virtual clinics to provide on-going care for our patients.
Over 40? Under 75?
We provide cardiovascular disease risk checks which involve taking a history to assess your risk, measuring your blood pressure and weight, and usually arranging a blood test to check for cholesterol level and diabetes. We are then able to offer advice and treatment for diet, smoking, alcohol consumption and exercise which are all part of living healthily.
We currently offer cryotherapy for some warts and verrucas in practice. Please book an appointment to see the GP if you would like advice. Our GP also carries out injections for joints.
Minor procedures which require cutting out lesions such as moles or fatty lumps are done locally with a referral from your GP. Please make an appointment with your GP if you wish to discuss this further.
Contraception and Sexual Health
We provide a range of family planning services but at present are unable to offer IUD (coil) fitting or implants. For these services you would need to attend a local family planning clinic. For further information and advice and to help you decide what method of contraception you would prefer, book an appointment with a doctor or nurse.
We also provide sexual health screening for male and female patients of any age. If you have symptoms and are concerned book an appointment with our nurse to organise a test. We can test for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C
Alternatively for a full sexual health check you can attend the Lydia clinic at St Thomas’s hospital without an appointment or at the Riverside sexual Health clinic
Additional resource for sexual health for young people-
There is also a new online sexual health service (SH:24) which allows you to test for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and HIV. It is free and confidential.
Do you have a young family? Or a new baby? The Surgery offer Mums and babies a six week check and all childhood immunisations according to the latest Guidelines. Please book an appointment to see the GP or Practice Nurse. Unfortunately due to the small floor space of the surgery we do not run a baby clinic.
Cervical screening is a national screening programme aimed at detecting pre-cancerous changes at the cervix. If abnormalities are detected treatment can be initiated and thereby help prevent cancer.
Women between the ages 25-64 are recommended to have cervical screening. From ages 25-49 this is three yearly and 50-64 five yearly.
At present it is not recommended for women under the age of 25 as changes in the young cervix are normal.
Women over 64 who have had 3 consecutive negative cervical smears are taken out of the re-call system as the natural history and progression of cervical cancer means that such women are unlikely to develop the disease.
If a woman has never been sexually active the risk of developing cervical cancer is low but not obsolete. If a woman is not currently sexually active but has been in the past she still should have cervical screening.
If we know when your last cervical smear was taken and the result you should receive a re-call letter inviting you to book for a smear when it is next due. When your smear is due, book an appointment with the nurse.
Should you receive an abnormal result, please do not hesitate to contact a clinician for further information to help you understand it correctly.
Private Medical Examinations
We are able to carry out medical examinations for HGV drivers, PSV drivers, and Taxi drivers for the London Carriage Office. We also perform diving medicals for those who wish to do their PADI qualification. In addition, we provide medicals for patients who are taking out critical illness cover and life insurance. Reception is able to provide you with the cost of these medicals.
Community Nursing Services
We liaise with the community nursing team, which is made up of District Nurses, Health Visitors and School Nurses, Mental Health community nursing services and Community Drug and Alcohol services in order to maintain continuity of care.
Counselling and Psychological Therapies Services
We have access to a variety of specialist Counselling and Psychotherapy services including CBT available locally on the NHS to which you may be referred.
If you have more particular issues such as depression and anxiety, phobias, anger management, post-traumatic stress, or other problems then these services may well be appropriate. Again please make an appointment with your GP if you think you have concerns that may be helped by this service.
This is a service that is offered to those who are nearing the end of life. We work closely with the team from the hospital and endeavour to make this difficult time as smooth as possible for the patient and their family.
LOCALLY NHS LAMBETH CCG NO LONGER SUPPORTS THE ROUTINE PRESCRIBING OF MEDICATIONS FOR COMMON CONDITIONS SUCH AS ACUTE (SHORT-TERM) ILLNESSES, MINOR AND/OR SELF-LIMITING CONDITIONS SUCH AS HEADACHE, COUGHS AND COLDS.
Ask your pharmacist for advice
Your local pharmacist can give you friendly, expert advice on self care of common conditions. They can recommend over-the-counter medicines that can help with lots of common conditions.
Many pharmacies are open during evenings and weekends so you can see your local pharmacist anytime. Just walk in, you don’t need an appointment. You can have a confidential consultation with the pharmacist in a private area of the pharmacy.
If your condition needs the attention of a GP or another healthcare professional, the pharmacist will recognise this. They will advise you to see your GP or the most appropriate healthcare professional.
You can find your nearest pharmacist on the NHS Choices website
You can download Lambeth CCG’s Position Statement for Self-Care Medicines and the Self-Care Leaflet below.
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